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Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Abrams

9781419718816

Louise Bourgeois (1911��_��__��_��__��_��__2010) was a world-renowned modern artist noted for her sculptures made of wood, steel, stone, and cast rubber. Her most famous spider sculpture,��_��__��_��__Maman, stands more than 30 feet high.
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Just as spiders spin and repair their webs, Louise��_��__��_s own mother was a weaver of tapestries. Louise spent her childhood in France as an apprentice to her mother before she became a tapestry artist herself. She worked with fabric throughout her career, and this biographical picture book shows how Bourgeois��_��__��_s childhood experiences weaving with her loving, nurturing mother provided the inspiration for her most famous works. With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.



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